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Eight players cut previously by the Steelers joined their practice squad Saturday, including receivers David Gilreath and Toney Clemons.
Also agreeing to terms were offensive linemen John Malecki of Pitt and Ryan Lee, tight end Jamie McCoy, linebacker Marshall McFadden and safeties Damon Cromartie-Smith and Josh Victorian.
Gilreath and Clemons were brought back after the Steelers kept only four receivers on their 53-man roster that was announced Friday Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery. Gilreath had five catches for 78 yards and Clemons, a seventh-round pick from Colorado and Valley High, had one catch for 14 yards.
Not on the practice squad is Jerrod Johnson, the first-year quarterback from Texas A&M who was 14 of 21 for 236 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions during the preseason. Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
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According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Pittsburgh Steelers have placed rookie linebacker Sean Spence on season ending injured reserve after tearing multiple ligaments in his knee during last night’s preseason finale.
Steelers placed rookie LB Sean Spence on injured reserve and released veteran lineman Trai Essex.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 31, 2012
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Per SteelersDepot.com, OG Ryan Lee announced via Twitter Saturday he has signed a practice squad contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
As of the time of this report, Ryan Lee's Twitter account makes no mention of his signing, but it's possible the tweet was deleted. Steelers Depot did not link the tweet or post a screenshot of it.
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